San Antonio artist John Picacio has had a great year: illustrating the ultra-hot 2012 George R. R. Martin / A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Calendar and then winning the Hugo Award after being nominated 8-years-in-a-row. Picacio is branching out with his new company Lone Boy and he has his first project waiting for you, the 2013 [Read it all...]
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Fresh off his Hugo Award win, John Picacio has opened a web store where you can buy museum-quality limited-edition prints of some of his most loved pieces.
The offerings include all 12 of his illustrations from the Chesley Award-winning 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song [Read it all...]
John Picacio's tweeted picture of his recently won Hugo and Chesley.
After eight consecutive Hugo Award nominations, one of Missions Unknown’s editors — artist John Picacio — has finally landed one of the coveted rocket-shaped trophies.
John had a runaway 2011, illustrating the “A Song of Ice and Fire” 2012 Calendar, based on George [Read it all...]
Make your voice heard today to decide the winners of the Hugo Awards. Vote by midnight and not only help decide who wins, but receive a massive e-bundle of the nominated novels, stories and art for the low registration fee of $50. That money allows you to not only vote, but you receive access to [Read it all...]
Every year our favorite artist collects his entire body of published works and puts it on display for fans like us to enjoy. John Picacio‘s 2011 body of work was posted to his blog and web site this morning. Naturally the highlight is all twelve images from the 2012 Song of Ice and Fire Calendar [Read it all...]
John Picacio’s much anticipated 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar hits North American stores today and we have a sneak preview directly from the source! Picacio worked on this calendar for a year creating twelve gorgeous images of George R.R. Martin’s detailed fantasy world. The calendar from Bantam presents Picacio’s [Read it all...]
As anyone who follows this blog knows, we are supporters of the TEXAS in 2013 Worldcon bid to bring the World Science Fiction Convention to San Antonio over Labor Day weekend of 2013. To do that, San Antonio must be chosen by the members of the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. The WorldCon is a [Read it all...]
John Picacio's cover for Elric: Swords and Roses.
Vincent Villafranca's Dogs of War.
Two artists with San Antonio ties — John Picacio and Vincent Villafranca — have been nominated for 2011 Chesley Awards.
San Antonio resident Picacio, a book illustrator and member of the Missions Unknown editorial staff, was nominated for Best Paperback Illustration [Read it all...]
We were quite excited to see over the weekend that John Picacio’s cover to the the eagerly awaited 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar was revealed on author George R.R. Martin’s Not a Blog. While most of the buzz on the internet has justifiably been about HBO’s Game of Thrones series premiering April [Read it all...]
Cover art by John Picacio for Lauren Beukes' ZOO CITY (North American edition / Angry Robot Books)
Lauren Beukes’ ZOO CITY is one of the most buzzworthy and acclaimed novels of 2010. This week, it finally releases as a mass market paperback in North American bookstores. ZOO CITY is a hardboiled urban fantasy thriller [Read it all...]